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IRS lost all the Lerner emails in a computer crash?

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed Friday that it cannot produce Lois Lerner’s emails to and from the White House and other administration departments due to a supposed computer crash.

The IRS previously agreed to hand over all of the ex-IRS official’s emails from 2009 to 2011 to the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Dave Camp. But the IRS claimed Friday that it has Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS officials but it cannot produce emails to and from the Treasury and Justice Departments, the Federal Election Commission, or Democratic offices.

The IRS’ computer crash may go down in history next to the eighteen and a half minute gap in the Watergate tapes, which was supposedly caused by a mistake by Richard Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods.

“The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to Congressional inquiries,” Camp said in a statement. “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.”

“Just a short time ago, Commissioner Koskinen promised to produce all Lerner documents,” Camp continued. “It appears now that was an empty promise.  Frankly, these are the critical years of the targeting of conservative groups that could explain who knew what when, and what, if any, coordination there was between agencies.  Instead, because of this loss of documents, we are conveniently left to believe that Lois Lerner acted alone.  This failure of the IRS requires the White House, which promised to get to the bottom of this, to do an Administration-wide search and production of any emails to or from Lois Lerner.  The Administration has repeatedly referred us back to the IRS for production of materials.  It is clear that is wholly insufficient when it comes to determining the full scope of the violation of taxpayer rights.”

by on Jun. 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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Don't worry about it.

There is not even a scintilla of corruption there.

vic270
by Vic on Jun. 13, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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 That just goes to prove that *There's no There there".

Quoting Billiejeens: Don't worry about it. There is not even a scintilla of corruption there.

 

29again
by Gold Member on Jun. 13, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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A computer crash?? 

sidesplittinglaughter


Boy, that's a good one, really good!!

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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IT professionals all over the country are laughing at this one...and, um, she sent her emails to other people. i'm sure all those computers that receieved her emails didn't crash....and, um,  the NSA stores emails....and, um, gov't servers didn't crash...and, um, the NSA stores emails...and, um, nothing is ever lost on the net....etc...

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jun. 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Ya right!!! LMAO

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

BUMP!

Bird_on_a_wire
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

This is so typica of any administration.  Cover up after cover up.  When are we going to learn?

Ms.KitKat
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

It's Obama's fault

Bird_on_a_wire
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I wouldn't say directly.  However I would say indirectly.

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

It's Obama's fault


Ms.KitKat
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Sorry Bird, I was being sarcastic.

What I wrote in the post seems to be the go-to, knee-jerk response whenever something goes wrong- even when something goes right!

Such as for example: It's all Obama's fault that Brat won and defeated Cantor.

Quoting Bird_on_a_wire:

I wouldn't say directly.  However I would say indirectly.

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

It's Obama's fault



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